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After a Nigerian woman was killed over accusations of blaspheming Islam and another set to stand trial for similar charges, a Catholic prelate has denounced the country’s blasphemy laws as a violation of basic freedoms. Source: Crux.
Fr Hans-Joachim Lohre, a German Missionary of Africa, has been released after being held by extremists in Mali for just over a year. Source: Vatican News.
An African bishop has warned that the Church on the continent must go digital if it wants to cope with what he described as a 21st-century “Babel mediascape with no gatekeepers”. Source: Crux.
Catholic charities in the United Kingdom are among those who have welcomed yesterday’s Supreme Court decision against the British Government’s plans to transfer people seeking asylum to Rwanda. Source: The Tablet.
A Nigerian archbishop has said that Africans see Catholicism in the West as a “Church in decline”, while in Africa, Christianity is flourishing because of a strong biblical faith and traditional moral convictions. Source: Crux.
A Benedictine novice who was kidnapped last week alongside two others from a monastery in Eruku, Nigeria, was murdered, the local Diocese of Ilorin has announced. Source: National Catholic Register.
Former Brisbane-based priest Fr Gerald Musa has been appointed by Pope Francis as the bishop of the newly-created Katsina Diocese in northern Nigeria. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A bishop in Ethiopia has warned that his people are still dying of hunger, a year after a ceasefire ended a deadly conflict in the northern region of Tigray. Source: NCR Online.